Make Believe Franchising
A Make Believe franchise offers you the opportunity to run a part-time Theatre School for 44 weeks of the year on a weekend, a weekday or both, to give young people the opportunity to learn how to sing, dance and act and most of all to have a truly wonderful and rewarding experience on every level. Owning a Make Believe Franchise is a chance to combine an ambition to have your very own Theatre School with a significant part-time income. For many of our franchisees Make Believe is now their full time career!
Our unique business model means you don’t need to make a large investment to become a manager of your own theatre school. That means you can have the dream business you have always wanted but perhaps could never afford and we get to work with the best people to do the job!
How do I find out more information?
Please fill out the online enquiry form and a member of the franchising team will be in touch soon.
What reassurance and support will I get?
With Make Believe you are never alone. We provide all the advice and support you need including recruitment, lesson content, class structure, performance choices, finding suitable premises, legal and accountancy issues, child protection and health and safety. We have experts to help you every step of the way.
What training do I need?
We will give you both the tools and the know how to run your Make Believe Branch. We have a team of people training you preparing you for launch.
What are Make Believe looking for in a franchisee?
First and foremost, we need people who have experience working with children and young people and who know how to create an environment where our students will enjoy and thrive from the Make Believe experience.
I don’t have any business experience, is this a problem?
Don’t worry, our systems are simple and very easy to manage. There is paperwork, but our bespoke systems allow you to manage your business easily so that you can concentrate on the enjoyment of running your Make Believe Branch.
Can I open a Make Believe Branch in my town?
If there is an available Franchise territory or an existing Make Believe school for sale in your town, then yes.
Do the schools run during the holidays?
All schools take place during term time, with a break for Easter, summer and Christmas. There is no break during the half terms but Make Believe run Summer Courses over the summer.
Can I teach at the school I franchise?
Make Believe Managers are not permitted to teach, even if a teacher is off sick. This way they can maintain standards and always be available should any issues arise.
Can I recruit my own teachers?
Yes, Make Believe however do the necessary checks and we provide support and guidance on recruitment.